What Is Inside A gunsmith Workshop?

Gunsmith’s Workshop,

Interested in what is really inside of a gunsmith Workshop? What tools and treasures do gunsmiths use to repair guns, engrave masterpieces, and customize firearms?

Every gunsmith has preferences for what goes into the workshop. There are some items that can be found in almost all gunsmiths’ workshops.

At Jacksonville Gunsmith, we have all the equipment necessary to assist you with your gun maintenance, modification, and repair needs. Here are some of the tools we’re likely to use when we service your firearm.

What Equipment Is Found in a Gunsmith’s Workshop?

Gunsmiths are adept at operating many types of equipment to work on firearms. These artisans must be skilled at operating both general machinery and specialty equipment. Most gunsmiths, like Roger Carlson at Jacksonville Gunsmith, have years of experience operating, maintaining, repairing, and customizing many types of guns, from Glocks to Kalashnikov rifles.

Gunsmith schools and programs are very hands-on because gunsmiths must master the operation of many types of equipment.  They work with metals and metal equipment. Metal finishing, welding, soldering, brazing, filing, smoothing, and gauging are all in a day’s work for a gunsmith.

Gunsmiths are skilled at:

  • Riveting
  • Hacksawing
  • Soldering
  • Springforming
  • Groove Cutting
  • Operating a Spray Gun
  • Mounting Scopes on Guns
  • Reshaping and Smoothing parts of the gun that machinery cannot reach.

At Jacksonville Gunsmith, we have all the machinery, tools, and equipment to repair and customize your guns. We are your one-stop gun shop in Jacksonville, FL.

What Tools Are Found in a Gunsmith’s Workshop?

Here are the most common tools used in gunsmithing. The following will probably be found in most professional gunsmiths’ shops:

  • Bench Vise
  • Gun Vise (or Cradle)
  • Calipers
  • Gunsmithing Screwdriver Set
  • Torque Screwdriver
  • Hex/Allen Key Wrench Set
  • Armorer’s Wrench
  • Gunsmithing Hammers
    • Ball Pein Hammer
    • Brass Hammer
    • Nylon Hammer
  • Gunsmithing Punches
    • Drive Pin Punches
    • Roll Pin Punches
    • Roll Pin Holders
  • Bench Block
  • Allen Wrenches
  • Drill Press
  • Grinder
  • Buffers
  • Band Saw
  • Lathe
  • Glock Tool
  • Trigger Pull Scale
  • Punches

A full-service gunsmith business will have a wider variety of tools and machinery. A gunsmith who specializes in one thing like engraving may not have all the gunsmithing tools, but an extensive amount of tools necessary for the specialty. Gunsmiths add to their repertoire of tools and machinery as their business grows, and based on clients’ needs.

Interested in learning more? Do you have a firearm that needs repairs, modifications, or maintenance in the Jacksonville, FL area? Visit the firearms experts at Jacksonville Gunsmith today.